Shopping, culture, restaurants and accommodation
Leirvik, or ‘Vikjo’ as the locals tend to call it, is the region’s commercial centre, with shops and other amenities. There are also several great cafés and restaurants, and plenty of culture. Concerts, numerous festivals, theatrical productions and other events – there is always something cultural going on. Many of the events take place in the Cultural Centre, which is right in the middle of town. This also houses the cinema and swimming pool.
The hotels and campsite are within walking distance of Leirvik. The marina is centrally located, and provides a wide range of services for tourists visiting by boat.
Leirvik is a key transport hub, where you can catch local buses, the Kystbussen service, which runs between Bergen and Stavanger, and express boats to destinations in Sunnhordland and beyond. Stord Airport is also 12 km south of Leirvik, with direct flights between Stord and Oslo.
Attractions and recreation within walking distance of the town centre
The Sunnhordlandstunet open-air museum and the Storddøra monument are both within walking distance of Leirvik. And if you would like to go for a stroll or a jog, or enjoy the beach, you don’t even need to get into a car. Landåsen with its fairytale forest, Ådlandsvatnet lake and Hystadmarkjo nature reserve are all pretty and popular places that appeal to people of all ages. If you like cycling, there are also some great cycling trails and routes waiting to be experienced.